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CFL Week 21 rankings
Jeff Burns - Nov 6, 2019

Just like that, the CFL regular season is complete and so here are the CFL Week 21 power rankings. Although the playoff teams were decided what feels like months ago, we now know the road each club needs to go through to win the ultimate prize. But before the playoffs begin, here are the final […]

CFL Week 16 Rankings
Jeff Burns - Oct 2, 2019

Another excellent week in the CFL means a lot of movement in these CFL Week 16 power rankings. While some of the results were expected, it was the way in which the games played out that provided much entertainment. The CFL rarely disappoints, so let’s see where each team stacks up against the others in […]

CFL Week 15 rankings
Jeff Burns - Sep 25, 2019

The CFL Week 15 power rankings are getting a serious makeover this week. Last weekend featured some incredible finishes with at least one unexpected result. There were also a couple of fairly predictable results. However, even those games contributed to some changes. So without further ado, here we go. 1) Calgary Stampeders (9-4)     […]

cfl week 14 rankings
Jeff Burns - Sep 18, 2019

As we zip through the Canadian football season, it is time once again for the CFL Week 14 power rankings. Another week has come and gone and of course with that, there are a few changes to these rankings. Although only three games were played in the CFL last week, it was an extremely entertaining […]

CFL Week 13 Power Rankings
Jeff Burns - Sep 11, 2019

Welcome to this edition of the CFL Week 13 power rankings. For the second consecutive week, this list features a new (old) number one team. Here is the breakdown of how each team stacks up. At least according to me. 1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-3)      Last Week Ranking: 2 After a brief stint […]

CFL power rankings
Jeff Burns - Sep 4, 2019

The Week 12 edition of the CFL power rankings features a brand new number one team. While the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have dominated these rankings, they find themselves down a spot this week.  The Bombers fell to the Saskatchewan Roughriders by a score of 19-17 at the Labour Day Classic in Regina. Although the Riders […]

CFL Week 11 Rankings
Jeff Burns - Aug 28, 2019

With another terrific week in the CFL completed, it’s time for the Week 11 rankings. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continue to win football games, the Riders are surging and the Redblacks, well, are not. Find out where your team ranks heading into the all-important Labour Day weekend in the CFL. They say the real season […]

CFL Week 10 rankings
Jeff Burns - Aug 21, 2019

CFL Week 10 has been completed and the power rankings are anything but easy to figure out. Well, at least for the top six teams. The bottom three could stay the bottom three from now until the end of the year — and likely will. Week 10 of the CFL featured an amazing comeback in […]

cfl week 9 rankings
Jeff Burns - Aug 14, 2019

Week 9 in the CFL is complete, and it is time once again for this edition of the power rankings. And what a week nine it was. From weather-shortened games to amazing late second comebacks (again), the CFL continues to impress in terms of stories. With the crazy week that was, let’s find out how […]

CFL Week 8 Rankings
Jeff Burns - Aug 7, 2019

Alas, it is time again for the weekly CFL power rankings, this the Week 8 edition. What a week it was. As usual, anything can happen and often does in this crazy Canadian game. From major upsets to last-second comebacks, again this week had it all. What did the outcomes mean to the power rankings […]

cfl week 7 rankings
Jeff Burns - Jul 31, 2019

That’s a wrap. Just like that, one-third of the 2019 CFL season is already complete, so because of this here are the Week 7 CFL power rankings. There have been several storylines through this young season. However, none of which has had more attention, for all the wrong reasons, then the health of the CFL […]

CFL Week 6
Jeff Burns - Jul 24, 2019

With Week 6 of the CFL season in the books, it’s time to update these power rankings. However, with mostly predictable outcomes this past week, the rankings will not show much movement this week. So let’s get to it. 1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-0)      Last Week Ranking: 1 This Bombers team just keeps […]

CFL Week 5 power rankings
Jeff Burns - Jul 16, 2019

Well hello there, and welcome to the CFL power rankings Week 5 edition. The CFL season seems to be moving at a swift pace with many interesting storylines to follow this week. While most of the news was made off the field, thanks to Montreal (Kavis Reed) and Hamilton (Simoni Lawrence), the football games were […]

CFL Week 4 Rankings
Jeff Burns - Jul 10, 2019

With Week 4 officially in the books, it’s time to update my CFL power rankings. Week 4 brought its own uniqueness to the CFL season with a little bit of everything. From a controversial rouge for the win to a dominating victory for the defending champs, the week was once again filled with intrigue. This […]

CFL Week 3 Rankings
Jeff Burns - Jul 3, 2019

It is time once again for the CFL power rankings, Week 3 edition. Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the past week and take a look at how each team stacks up moving forward. Week 3 of the CFL season did not disappoint. From a premier match-up to an improbable comeback, to summer storms, […]

CFL Power Rankings
Jeff Burns - Jun 26, 2019

With the start of every new CFL season comes the opportunity for people like me to submit their CFL power rankings. Love them or hate them, I definitely want to hear from you as I will be producing a weekly article on this topic. We are just two weeks into the CFL season and already […]

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats helmet
Oliver Eastwood - Jun 26, 2019

The last time a CFL team went a whole season without a win, Newfoundland had just joined Canada. But what caused the decline in winless seasons in the CFL?

Vontae Diggs of the Edmonton Eskimos
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 26, 2019

The CFL’s a league of high turnover, which also means high opportunity. Rookies from all over North America are continually making immediate splashes in Canada at young ages. And luckily for each CFL team, they have stars aged 25 or younger on the horizon. Rising CFL Stars Hamilton: Jaelon Acklin As a 24-year-old rookie, Acklin […]

Edmonton Eskimos
Oliver Eastwood - Jun 26, 2019

The international outcry surrounding the death of George Floyd in police custody has made its way north of the border to Canada and has reopened discussions around diversity and racism. CFL teams all offered their solidarity with the black community and affirmed their anti-racism stance; however, one team has faced backlash over the hypocrisy over their […]

Labour Day Classic
Last Word Staff - Jun 26, 2019

The ongoing pandemic is threatening the 2020 CFL season. CFL games may restart in September but, according to league commissioner Randy Ambrosie, this is the best-case scenario. Until then, unfortunately, CFL fans will be left with little more than reruns and football games at the All Jackpots Casino. News has recently emerged about a potential […]

Sean Thomas-Erlington of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 26, 2019

If there’s a player who deserves to be bitter about coronavirus postponing the 2020 CFL season, it’s Sean Thomas Erlington. Instead, the 27-year-old is eager to pick up where he left off. The Montreal native exploded out of the gates with Hamilton in 2019, averaging 139 yards per game — a total of 224 rushing […]

The Grey Cup
Oliver Eastwood - Jun 26, 2019

A few days ago, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie hosted a virtual Town Hall. In it, he made a few key announcements regarding the 2020 season. Ambrosie discussed both a shortened season and the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic; however, the most impactful point made concerned the change to the Grey Cup hosting format. Previously, teams bid […]

Edmonton Eskimos quaterback Trevor Harris
Josh McSwain - Jun 26, 2019

Following up an icon on a sports team is no easy task. In the case of Edmonton starting pivot Trevor Harris, he is following up two different signal-callers that have been among the most accomplished in the history of the CFL. But more than just following up on Ricky Ray and Mike Reilly, Harris has […]

Mosaic Stadium in Regina
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 26, 2019

Yesterday the CFL provided a much-needed public update to the state of its 2020 season. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s message had three key points: a potential season start date, the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic, and a new Grey Cup host (possibly). Debating over the likelihood of the 2020 season being played would be endless, so hypothetically […]